Anthropology faculty member receives early career award

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- David Puts, associate professor of anthropology at Penn State, received the 2013 Early Career Award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution from the Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES). This award recognizes excellent young scientists who have made distinguished theoretical and/or empirical contributions to the study of evolution and human behavior.

HBES is an international organization of scientists studying the evolution of human behavior. Puts was previously recognized by HBES in 2011 with the Margo Wilson Award for the best paper published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior, and in 2004 with the New Investigator Award for the best paper by a graduate student. His research focuses on the neuroendocrine and evolutionary bases of human behavior, especially on human sexuality and sex differences.

Puts earned a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology from Kenyon College, a master of arts degree and doctorate in anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh, and conducted his postdoctoral research in neuroscience at Michigan State University.

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Last Updated August 30, 2013